Tag: prison overcrowding
Judges say court-appointed mediator needs more time to reach agreement on how to reduce inmate crowding.
Last week riots sent 16 California prisoners to the hospital. Next week, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will send layoff notices to guards. Now prison guards are concerned that a “perfect storm” may be brewing linked to staff reductions and a higher ratio of violent inmates within the system. Officially, the California Department of […]
The other day we ran a post that showed the photos the Supreme Court included in its decision ordering California to reduce its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates. Rosen, Bien & Galvan, a law firm involved in the case, has posted about 60 more images that it used during the trial. Click […]
MORE PHOTOS HERE
Leafing through the 84 pages of decision and dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court today, the first sign you’re in unusual territory is the pictures. The majority opinion from Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy includes three images depicting conditions in California’s prisons. Two show generic scenes of overcrowding in a system that in 2006 was packed […]